Saturday, July 30, 2011

Open House

I held my New Catalog Open House today and we made these fun, cute little 3x3 note card purses/totes with 4 - 3x3 cards inside. The purse is a box in a bag template that I sized down to fit the 3x3 cards better. We used the new Flirtatious DP combined with melon mambo, black and pumpkin pie card stock and colors.

Wouldn't this be a cute gift for a friend? Fill the purse with some candies and place a card inside and they'll love it!

Enjoy your weekend,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July's Cards

We made these 5 beautiful cards last Saturday at my July Stamp Camp. Every camp I fall in love with the cards, and this one was not an exception. I am so happy as a demonstrator we have so many talented demonstrators who share their artwork on Stampin' Connection, Splitcoaststampers and their blogs. I love to CASE people's beautiful cards. (CASE means to copy and share everything)

The first card uses the first stamp set I purchased from the new 2011-12 catalog, Delicate Doilies. I used the different doilies to make a light background on the top stamped with Pink Pirouette. I also embossed a doily with white embossing powder on black paper then punched it out with the circle punch. The circle is then popped up with dimensionals on the black bottom piece which was run through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Of course you may notice the elegant lace punch in the center. This is a new punch which adds a lot of detail to the project. I just love it!

The next card uses my favorite colors - red and black! The butterflies were made with the butterfly embosslits. If you have not used it before let me tell you how it works. You place your paper in the embosslit, place it in your sandwich in the Big Shot and when it comes out, not only is it die cut but it is embossed also! Very neat! I layered 2 of the butterflies together and then adorned them with a small string of rhinestones.

I was inspired for this card from Carol Stafford from Stampin' Connection. Stampin' Connection is a website for demonstrators only where we can share our creations and get ideas for cards. The surf boards are from the stamp set Summer Splash which is in the summer mini catalog. Perfect for a cute summertime card. I used 3 of the new in colors on the card - Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo.

What else does summer say to you? Weddings of course! I made this card for an anniversary, but it could be used for a wedding also. I made the flower from the Build a Blossom punch with vellum paper embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. The flower is held together with a vintage brad topped with a flat backed pearl. The card is monochromatic styled in Very Vanilla.

Lastly I have a very very cute punch card I CASED from DOstamping with Dawn. I did not change a thing because it was perfect how she made it. It is a punch card and you can find her original instructions here. Thank you Dawn!

I would love to have you at my next Stamp Camp. Look for upcoming details/countdown on my sidebar or the information will also be posted on my SU website. All supplies used above can be purchased on my website. Happy Stamping!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Alma

Getting things ready for my July Stamp Camp tomorrow, but wanted to share this picture of the fabric flip flops I made for my friend Alma's birthday yesterday. The flip flops were bought from Walgreens (love the pattern) and then decorated with Stampin' Up! fabric cut into 1/2 inch strips and tied to the flip flop.

Thanks Michelle for the article on how to make the fabric flip flops!

Have a great day,

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cards from June Stamp Camp

Where did June go exactly? This summer has been flying by. Thought I should get these posted before my next Stamp Camp this upcoming weekend on the 16th!

As a preface, all cards were CASED from other demonstrators on the demonstrator website. I apologize as I no longer have individual names that I CASED from.

This first card is a shabby Sympathy card. Though blue isn't my favorite color it lends itself well to this card.

I tried the faux shaving cream technique on this card. I just used an acrylic surface and smudged my ink pads on it. I then took a piece of glossy paper and pressed onto the ink. Fun technique and you make it as detailed as you like.

I bought this next stamp set - "Have a Seat" because it reminded me of something my mom would like. This card was quick and easy to put together, but just has enough embellishments to make it interesting.

Last but not least, I had to make a penguin card from the Owl punch. It takes a little cutting, but isn't he cute?

Hope you all have a good weekend!